As of yesterday, my work for the semester is done – there may have been a happy dance at the time. I’m definitely looking forward to taking some time to relax for a while! I celebrated by spending money on Bodybuilding.com…I am a sucker for a good deal. Hey, at least I know I’ll be stocked in the protein powder department come January! I don’t usually buy online – I really should more often. Seriously, some great deals that way.
So yesterday was spent finishing up my papers, doing some shopping with the boy, and catching up on some neglected TV shows.
Still making my way through those Chinese food leftovers! The fun part is, I still have enough left for lunch tomorrow. Gotta love those massive portions.
In the afternoon, I finished my LAST workout of my program with Carrie at This Fit Chick! I’m actually a little sad it’s over. The program was awesome – I’ll do a quick review now of the last week, and then I’ll do a full review of the program later this week. Deal? Deal.
So, I was hoping to end the final week with a bang – but, it didn’t really go that way. I’ve been experiencing some knee tenderness (nothing major, but enough that makes me want to take it easy), so my workouts were affected. I have had issues with runner’s knee in the past, so I’d imagine it’s what’s causing my problems now. I usually wear a knee brace when I run, but I got out of the habit in the last couple months.
Lesson learned though – it hasn’t been too bad, just a slight annoyance. I’ve been going easy in terms of squats and lunges, and I subbed the treadmill for the elliptical. Seems to be doing the trick! So minus a couple of adjustments, I got through my final week of the program.
So, here’s my plan for the rest of year: I’m going to head to the gym Monday and Wednesday to fit in workouts…probably more of an upper body focus so I don’t aggravate my knee. Also, they will likely be workouts that I’ve particularly liked over the last 12 weeks. The gym at school closes after Wednesday, so I’ll be doing at home workouts Friday and Sunday. I have an absolute plethora of workout videos, so it may be Jillian Michaels, it may be p90x, Turbofire, Insanity…I’ll have to wait and see what I’m in the mood for!
After that, I’ll begin my 2 weeks of rest. Nothing more intense than yoga, walks, stretching and foam rolling over my vacation. I know how much my body will appreciate the break! I seriously think that the occasional deload week is vital to any fitness program.
January 7th – start up again! I’ve been emailing back and forth with Carrie about what I’d like to do in January, so hopefully that will be ready to go.
For dinner, I cooked up the meatloaf I picked up from the Farmer’s Market on Saturday.
It was good! With roasted potatoes, broccoli and BBQ sauce for dipping. While I love my sweet potatoes, roasted white potatoes are a nice change once in a while.
Jenny’s Christmas Challenge
I really, really wish I had an old Christmas card – I don’t remember my parents ever doing the photo-card thing. I don’t even have any Christmas pictures to show you, they’re all in photo albums in my parents basement. I may have just given myself a project for the next time I’m at my parents for a few days – find the cute childhood pictures of me and upload them!
I have a couple of things to do today – I have to run over to the school to fill out some forms, stop by the library, and hit the gym. Otherwise, day of relaxation right here.
Have a good one!
<— Do you buy a lot online? Certain things in particular?
<— Does your family do the photo Christmas card thing?